2023 Summer Events in St. Augustine and St. Johns County, Florida

Cafe Eleven concerts at St. Augustine Beach

June-December 2023: Cafe Eleven at St. Augustine Beach features regional and national recording artists in an intimate listening room! See the concert lineup below. GET TICKETS: originalcafe11.com

  • July 8: Comedians in Drag doing Comedy
  • July 12: Kat Riggins
  • August 4: Selwyn Birchwood
  • August 6: Unlimited Devotion
  • August 16: Shane Torres – Comedy
  • September 20: Blues Beatles
  • October 22: Charlie Mars
  • October 20: Uncle Lazer – Comedy
  • November 14: Popa Chubby
  • November 17: Griffin House
  • December 8: Albert Castiglia
  • January 18: Dan Navarro

St. Augustine Amphitheatre concerts  

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is located at 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets are available at the box office on site or ticketmaster. Learn more at theamp.com 

Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion at Ximenez-Fatio House

May-Aug. 31: Dressing Louisa: A Lifetime of Fashion is on view throughout the former boarding house rooms at the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. Clothing that Louisa Fatio (1797-1875) would have worn during each decade of the 1800s is on view in each room of this historic house. Louisa Fatio is the last owner of the former boarding house, from 1851-1875. Louisa was born Luisa Phelipa Patricia Fatio on March 17, 1797 in St. Johns County, Spanish Florida. In 1851, at the age of 54, she came to Mrs. Anderson’s to work as the boarding house manager. In 1855 she purchased the building and property from Mrs. Anderson for $3,000. Louisa added a second story to the west wing of the house adding an additional four rooms to rent. Louisa passed away in the house in 1875 at the age of 78. Tours are available between 10 AM and 5 PM Monday-Saturday. RSVP: ximenezfatiohouse.org

Family foodie tours discount

Through Aug. 31: Family-friendly Foodie Events discount with The Tasting Tours, LLC, including a $10 discount for the Family Friendly Foodie Tour and Family Friendly Fiesta Tour! Find ALL events and details at www.thetastingtours.com
Family Friendly Fiesta Tour — CHAUFFEURED
Discover an array of Latin inspired treats on this 3-hour chauffeured tour! A local tour host takes you on a ‘flavor town’ exploration! This family friendly version allows adults to sip and indulge, while the kids eat to their hearts content! Use code FAMILY10 for $10 off per person through Aug. 31. RSVP: https://www.thetastingtours.com/family-friendly-food…
Family Friendly Foodie Tour
Led by a St. Augustine restaurant insider, this high-end tour showcases 4-5 of the Ancient City’s hottest dining destinations! Enjoy delicious cuisine, at a diverse range of establishments. All-inclusive of food and pairings. Food tastings equal up to a full lunch or dinner experience. Use code FAMILY10 for $10 off per person through Aug. 31. RSVP: https://www.thetastingtours.com/family-friendly-food…

Ancient City Tours Private History Tours

Ongoing: Are you visiting St. Augustine for the history? Ancient City Tours offers a 90-minute PRIVATE walking history tour! A trained, licensed professional tour guide will take you through life in the nation’s oldest city — from Ponce de Leon to Pedro Menendez to Henry Flagler and so much more. Want to learn about the Castillo de San Marcos and pirate history?? Ancient City Tours has that covered, too. They can adjust and adapt your experience! Call 904-827-0807 or visit www.ancientcitytours.net

Music & Art by the Sea Concert Series at St. Augustine Beach Pier

May 24-June 28 and Aug. 16-Sept. 27: The 21st annual Music & Art by the Sea concert series runs May 24-June 28 and picks back up Aug. 16-Sept. 27. This is a FREE concert series is held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The series features 13 bands playing a wide variety of music, along with food trucks each week. In addition to the music, view artwork by local artists and artisans at The Art Studio, located near the pier. Guests can bring coolers and beach chairs to this event. Parking is limited. Admission is always FREE. More details at www.sabca.org/music-by-the-sea/2023-concert-schedule/

Concerts in the Plaza by City of St. Augustine

June 1-August 31: The City of St. Augustine presents the annual summer music series, Concerts in the Plaza with a  time of 6-8 p.m. every Thursday from June 1 through August 31 in gazebo of the Plaza de la Constitucion in downtown St. Augustine, between King Street and Cathedral Plaza. The lineup includes 14 musical groups — some who have performed for many years during this series, and many others who are new to the St. Augustine stage! Admission is free. Guests are invited to bring chairs for seating. More details at www.CityStAug.com/Concerts

FREE Words & Music Series by EMMA Concert Association

July 6 and August 3: The Words and Music Series continues this summer at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., in uptown St. Augustine. EMMA Concerts Association hosts this free live music event, with support from the St. Johns County Tourism Development Council. The Waterworks is available through the generosity of the City of St. Augustine and the St. Johns Cultural Council.

  • Oyster Bed Outlaws — Thursday, July 6 from 1-2 p.m.
Join Britt Corry, Stephen Carpenter, Mike Elliot and Pete Arnold, known as Britton Henry and the Oyster Bay Outlaws, as they entertain you with music about Love: Lost and Found.
  • Laura and Chuck Rogers — Thursday, August 3 from 1-2 p.m.
Chuck and Laura Rogers are a married guitar and flute duo who perform a variety of musical styles from Bach to the Beatles. Many of their pieces are composed for solo classical guitar or guitar and flute by Chuck and are included in his recently published book of compositions titled Cathedral Falls which can be found on Amazon. In addition, Chuck and Laura are currently working on their first studio project by the same name.

Billy Buchanan special acoustic performance

July 7: A Special Acoustic Performance featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Billy Buchanan will take place from 7-10 p.m. cFriday, July 7 at The Beacon Listening Room, 830 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine. Billy Buchanan performs his soul-stirring original music show. With over 10 solo albums under his belt, his songs have been featured on various TV shows and movies. Tickets are $5 and available in advance on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/43P0XQw

First Friday Art Walk

July 7: Hosted by Art Galleries of St. Augustine, Friday Friday Art Walk will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday, July 7 in 20+ St. Augustine art galleries! View new art exhibits and enjoy refreshments, cash bars at some galleries, and live entertainment. There are over 20 member galleries, each with its own style, located in and around the downtown area and over the Bridge of Lions on Anastasia Island and St. Augustine Beach. Many of the Galleries introduce their featured artist for the month and they are often on hand to answer questions about their work. First Friday Art Walk is FREE to attend and patrons can start at any participating gallery. Parking for First Friday Art Walk is free downtown at the City of St Augustine meters and parking lots after 5 PM, with additional parking available at the San Sebastian Winery and the City Parking Garage ($). Self-Driving to participating galleries with onsite parking is recommended. For easy mobility downtown, gallery patrons and visitors can enjoy the FREE shuttle service that runs from 6-9 p.m. (February-November) provided by Old Town Trolley Tours St. Augustine. To use this service, shuttle stickers may be picked up at any participating gallery. The shuttle may be boarded at any of the following stops; in front of Butterfield Garage and ArtBox, the Lightner Museum, as well as on Treasury Street in the Plaza. The latest map of all member galleries, with parking zones, can be downloaded from our website: https://www.staaa.org/art-galleries-of-st-augustine/

First Friday Art Walk artists at Ximenez-Fatio House

July 7: The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, 20 Aviles St., will host artists on the lawn from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 6 at 20 Aviles St., downtown St. Augustine. Free admission. View artwork by local artists: 

  • County Argyle, Bill Gridley & Jeff Carver, vintage jewelry, Scottish jewelry
  • Mandela Art & Jewelry, Viktoria Koval, jewelry and art
  • Oceans Treasures, Jessica Baker, sea shell jewelry & art
  • Summa Salts, Sarah Elrea, spices, herbs, seasonings
  • The Fig Tree Gift Shop, Ximenez Fatio House Museum books and gifts -Independence Day Sales!

The Trailblazer Country Music & Craft Beer Festival 

July 14-16: The Trailblazer Country Music & Craft Beer Festival will take place July 14-16 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds. (This event originally scheduled for April 28-30 at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds but was rescheduled. )This event will feature more than 30 hours of country music, the St. Augustine Craft Beer Festival, a BBQ Showdown, and 200 Arts & Craft vendors, glamping and camping, a kids corner, and free parking.  DETAILS & TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailblazer-country-music-festival-tickets-403703446877

Kidz Entrepreneur Fair & Indoor Market

July 15:  Youth vendors will be participating in the Kidz Entrepreneur Fair & Indoor Market from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at the Lincolnville Museum, 102 M. L. King Avenue, St. Augustine! Kids will sell their own handcrafted products! Please sign up your child for this opportunity by emailing weeventinc@gmail.com or call 386-682-0245. Admission is FREE.

West King Wednesday

July 19: Every third Wednesday of the month, small businesses of West Augustine collaborate to share  community and culture of West King Street businesses. Live music, artists, discounts, specials, artisan pop-ups and other events are showcased from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along West King Street, in St. Augustine. More details at https://www.facebook.com/WestKingWednesdays

West King Market

July 19: Every third Wednesday of the month, the West King Market takes place from 5-8 p.m.  with 30+ vendors in the field behind Broudy’s off West King Street in West Augustine . The event coincides with West King Wednesday, featuring live music, artists, discounts, specials, artisan pop-ups in shops along West King Street, in St. Augustine. Free parking on site. 


Tour the circa 1798 Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Daily: Located on the oldest street in America, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum was built in 1798 by and Spanish merchant and his Minorcan wife. The house was then owned and run by women throughout the 1800s as a boarding house. Self-guided audio tours and guided tours are available Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Step back in time when you stroll through the historic house, detached colonial kitchen, gardens and grounds. More details at www.ximenezfatiohouse.org

St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market

Every Saturday: Find fresh produce, plants, bread, cheese, handmade products, fine art and crafts from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, just south of the lighthouse. Also at the market, art classes and live music. Free parking and admission.  Stay updated at facebook.com/staugampmarket/ 

Kayaking St. Augustine 

Daily: Experience the beautiful aquatic landscape of St Augustine! Kayaking St. Augustine provides Eco and History Kayak Tours and Stand Up Paddle tours. SUP lessons and kayak/SUP rentals also are available and can be delivered to any boat ramp in the St Augustine area. Delivery fees may apply. Reservations are required. Guides are CPR certified and all equipment is Coast Guard certified. Call 904-315-8442 or visit kayakingstaugustine.com

Oldest House Museum Complex

Daily: Tour the oldest house in Florida and other historic buildings at the Oldest House Museum Complex, 14 St. Francis Street, downtown St. Augustine. This museum and grounds is maintained by the St. Augustine Historical Society. Visit staughs.com to learn more. 

Old Town Cycle Cruise

Thursday-Sunday each week: See St. Augustine from the water on this boat cruise that allows passengers to cycle their way from Vilano Beach to the historic downtown bayfront and beyond. For those who don’t want to cycle, just choose your favorite songs and BYOB! This cycle cruise becomes for adults only at night and is the perfect way to see Nights of Lights. Details at oldtowncyclecruise.com

Live music at O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits 

Every Monday and Wednedsay-Sunday: O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits, 118 Avenida Menendez, features a great lineup of talented local musicians each week, performing on the beautiful outdoor patio area! Free parking is available in a lot across the street while you dine. 

Monday: Bill Sabo
Wednesday: Gary Campbell
Thursday: Bob Patterson
Friday: Trevor Compton
Saturday: Amy Hendrickson
Sunday: Damon Slaughter

Magic Hideaway – Magic Experience

Every Friday & Saturday through January: Magic Hideaway, a boutique two-hour magic experience, is offered by Magician Bill Abbott each Saturday evening at the iconic Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection. Once guests have arrived at the Casa Monica, they choose from a menu of complimentary magic-themed welcome cocktails to enjoy in the opulent Cobalt Lounge with exclusive access to the VIP area where Bill Abbott will entertain with pre-show sleight of hand magic before everyone is ushered by House Manager Rebecca Abbott into the Magic Hideaway showroom. Styled after a vintage jazz club, the showroom is a 22-seat venue featuring glowing crystal balls, Moroccan chandelier, majestic palms, and carefully-arranged seating so everyone is within touching distance of the magic. Once the house lights dim, Bill Abbott takes the stage to perform one of the most intimate magic shows in the world featuring interactive, mind-bending illusions. Tickets and additional info are available at magichideaway.com

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